What’s New at the Frankfurt Motor Show

Frankurt Motor Show - Speedyreg
Frankurt Motor Show – Speedyreg

There’s always something new and exciting announced at the Frankfurt Motor Show and 2019 has been no exception. The main theme of the show this year has been electric vehicles, with several new cars unveiled that are likely to be available within the next 6-12 months. Electric cars are the future, so it’s good to have an increased choice for those early adopters. Let’s take a look at the highlights from the show this year…

Volkswagen ID.3

One of the biggest launches within the electric car category is the Volkswagen ID.3, a pure-electric vehicle which will be available with three battery size options. The top model will have an impressive range of 242 to 342 miles making this car highly practical for those who travel longer distances. The launch model 1st Edition will feature a rear mounted 201bhp motor and a 58kWh battery giving a range of 186 to 261 miles. Don’t expect to get one straight away though as all 30,000 1st Edition models have already been reserved.

Porsche Taycan

For anyone who thinks electric cars lack power, you need to check out the Porsche Taycan. Two turbo models are set to be released with the Turbo S pulling an impressive 750bhp. Going from 0 to 62 in just 2.8 seconds, this car will give any petrol engine a run for its money and leave electric doubters suitably surprised. A pre-production model set a new record at the Nurburgring making it the fastest four-door all-electric sports car in the world.

Lamborghini Sian

Even Lamborghini is getting environmentally friendly with its stunning hybrid Lamborghini Sian. It’s basically a re-tuned Acentador with a new body and can produce 808bhp. With a top speed rumoured to be greater than 217 mph, this is certainly a true Lamborghini, delivering everything we’ve come to expect from the brand. The gold painted model displayed at the show certainly turned heads!

Land Rover Defender

We’re also going to see a new Land Rover Defender hit the showrooms next year. This new model is 95% different from the last incarnation and offers better ground clearance and a longer wheelbase. All models are 4WD and air suspension will come as standard. Prices will start from £40K. The interior has also had a makeover with some extra nods to comfort such as soft armrests that have not been a feature before.